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UK-Brazil Conversa

  • King's College London, Strand Campus Strand London, England United Kingdom (map)

The Brazil Institute invites you to UK-Brazil Conversa.

The Conversa is a forum for discussion among Brazilian and British business people, public policymakers, educationalists and others to explore how to make more of the relations and contacts between the two countries. Its meetings are free-flowing and frank, held under the Chatham House Rule which permits reporting of the substance of the meetings but without attributing remarks to any individual participants. Discussion groups are small so that all participants can make a contribution. Opportunities are created for networking outside the discussions.

The first Conversa was held at Cambridge from 5-7 September 2014, including a reception and dinner at King's College Cambridge. The conference underlined the forum's potential. Conversa 2 was held from 21-23 February 2015 in Rio de Janeiro at the iconic Palacio da Cidade, formerly the residence of the British Ambassador and now owned by the Mayor of the City.
Conversa 3 is scheduled for 12-13 May 2017 at King's College London. The Brazil Institute at King's College London is partnering with Conversa for this event.

We are in the final stages of preparation for the third UK-Brazil Conversa at King's on 13 May. It promises to be a fascinating event with so much happening in the fields of politics, business, education and culture in the two countries. There is much more which can be achieved in the future through greater co-operation at all levels. We shall in due course post a record of the discussions on this website. The outline programme is now available but may be subject to changes.  

Conversa is a private non-profit venture funded by sponsors. It is supported by the Brazilian and British governments.  Click here to see a supporting letter from the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, the Rt Hon Boris Johnson. 

Its Founder is Alan Charlton, former British Ambassador to Brazil, who chairs a small support group.